September 14, 2017

BRAINS offers therapeutic groups and miscellaneous classes designed specifically for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout the year clinicians provide specialized groups and classes to fit the needs of our community. In the past classes have focused on social and play skills including appropriate greetings, engagement during a conversation, conversational skills, appropriate body language, understanding non-verbal cues, identifying feelings and emotions, healthy boundaries, and bullying/conflict with peers. Topics are chosen to address social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can appear throughout the lifespan. Classes and groups come in all shapes and sizes and change season to season. Please stay tuned for updates in these and other happenings on Facebook.

All groups, events, and classes are subject to change and/or cancellation dependent on level of attendance. Groups must meet the therapeutic and clinical requirements of both the participants and the facilitators. Families will be notified TWO WEEKS before the start of scheduled groups/classes to determine continuation or cancellation. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 BRAINS Ninja Warrior Training (Monthly Sessions)


Children 5-12 years old
Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:00pm
Starts First Tuesday of the month
Cost is $80 per month

Learn how to control your body and complete obstacle courses as part of a team!

Facilitated by Jennifer Rodriguez, MS, OTR/L

Skills to be addressed during training:

                  • Core muscle strength
                  • Sequencing and eye hand coordination
                  • Teamwork
                  • Sportsmanship
                  • Balance


The Wizarding World of


Children will explore Platform 9 3/4, seek their fate at the Sorting Ceremony, attend Potions & Charms class, get fit for their wand, compete in the Quidditch Cup, and eat at the Great Feast. The following skills will be integrated into Harry Potter themed activities: speech and articulation, sensory integration, teamwork, social skills, fine and gross motor, problem solving and many more! A screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone will take place to end our day. This movie is rated PG. Due to various dietary restrictions, please provide your own lunch. Snacks and a light dinner will be provided accommodating gluten, dairy, nut, and dye free allergies. If your child has dietary restrictions outside of these parameters, please send your child with extra food. Costumes or Harry Potter apparel welcomed, but not mandatory.

Saturday, October 28th

10:00 – 6:00PM

Ages 8-14

Cost: $50 per child-includes all activities, snack, light dinner, magical crafts and prizes!

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema LMSW, Diana Osipsov LMSW, and Jennifer Rodriguez MS, OTR/L.